3 out of 4 stars
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Do you love reading adventurous novels? Do you love stories that expose you to the ways of life of freedom fighters? If yes, then Titan of the Shifting Sands by A.J.J. Murre is a book you will enjoy reading. The book contains themes of war, betrayal, death, and love.
Brutii Telrog is a man from a low-class society. He struggled and worked hard to make a living for himself. Brutii had it in mind that he would unite the people one day to become one, thereby making the world without class. To make his dream a reality, he comes up with a big plan to wage war against the high-class society leaders. For this war, he needed people, and part of them were crew members of a dune cruiser. The crew members will help in smuggling all the ammunition required for the war. Also, a man of high class in the society, whose connections and power will help sustain his plans. Hassan Le Noire was the man with the connections and influence. With these plans in place, will Brutii's dream come to reality? Read this book to find out.
The author used an easy-to-understand style of writing in the book. It was an omniscient narrating technique, with the author giving insights into the characters' minds and hearts. The author expressed some characters' thoughts and wishes like Brutii Telrog, Noah, and Wolfgang (the commander).
I appreciate how the author used flashbacks in the novel. It helped in having background knowledge of past events in some characters' lives. For instance, Noah's (Hassan Le Noire's brother) behavior was based on his childhood experience. The characters were real and relatable. They had flaws like any human being. The minor and major characters were well developed. My favorite characters are Noah Le Noire and Sage (a medic on Titan). My favorite scene was when Noah said he wanted to kill a politician and Sage replied, "Then let's go," and Kahm (one of the mercenaries) immediately scooted his chair away from her. I couldn't help but laugh.
Although I enjoyed the book, I will admit the book was not professionally edited. I found a lot of grammatical and punctuation errors that affected my reading comprehension. I do believe the book needs another round of editing to make it perfect. As a result of this, I am rating the book 3 out of 4 stars. I recommend this book to lovers of war, action, and adventurous novels.
Titan of the Shifting Sands
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